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chiefs chairman, or with secretary of state clinton. we also understand that on that night, the state department, or the government, chartered an airplane in tripoli, and flew some security agents in to benghazi. but it's my understanding, they were heldum at the airport. tell us what you found out about that. >> well, there's a six-person rescue team left tripoli to reinforce the annex in benghazi. they left at 1:30-- excuse me, they aride at 1:30 in the morning libyan time. it was not until 5:00 that they could get to the annex. they were held up for three and a half hours at the airport, had problems with the militias releasing them and a lot of bureaucratic is that fuse. here's my question-- did the president ever pick up the phone and call the libyan government and say, "let though people out of the airport. they need to get to the annex to protect our people under siege?" did the president at any time during the eight-hour attack pick up the phone and call anybody in libya to get help for these folks? secretary clinton said she was screaming on the phone at libyan officials. the
clinton. the white house had doubts about which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during the senate hearing on libya. they had tough questions for panetta. he related he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead. it also explained why war plains weren't sent. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah. panetta says the reason planes were not sent is because it came in two waves. after the first wave ended, they all thought it was over. plus, he said, there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy nilly send f-16s there and blow up the place without knowing what's taking place. >> they said they were aware in the months before the attack, u.s. ambassador chris stevens was worried about safety in libya. >> we never received a request to do, so number one snopa any ta argued that benghazi was just one of many u.s. outposts receiving threats. >> u.s. military has neither the resources nor the responsibility to have a firehouse n
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